October 18, 2009

LGBT Helping Hands 10/18/09-The Rainbow Project (Ireland)

The Rainbow Project promotes the health & well-being of gay, bisexual and non-heterosexual men in Northern Ireland by providing a range of services that includes: information & support, education & training, counselling, health promotion, advocacy, and research.

The Rainbow Project is the only health organisation for gay and bisexual men in Northern Ireland and we operate two centres, one in Belfast and one in Foyle, L'Derry.

The Rainbow Project, like the six colours in the Rainbow flag, has six objectives:
Red – Information and Support
To provide information on behalf of and to gay and bisexual men and support individual men on issues around sexual orientation.

Orange – Education and Training
To provide education and training to gay and bisexual men and other community, voluntary and statutory agencies across Northern Ireland.

Yellow – Health Promotion
To prevent the further spread of HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) amongst gay and bisexual men and promote physical and mental health.

Blue – Counselling
To provide counselling services to gay and bisexual men.

Green – Advocacy
To advocate on issues relating to the mental, emotional and physical health needs of gay and bisexual men.

Violet - Research
To complete regular social research into issues affecting gay and bisexual men across Northern Ireland.

Click here to find out more.

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